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RATINGS: 2263   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Big American Pale Ale with citrusy aroma- a hop lover’s cult beer and Three Floyds’ flagship beer Brewed with Cenntennial, Cascade & Warrior Hops.
Alpha King is an American Pale Ale with a bold citrus hop character. We brew all our beers for our own demanding tastes. If you’re unwilling to compromise on your beer, we urge you to try it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtw (1150) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2004
super-fresh hoppy aroma, with a hint of sweet malt. man, i like the smell of those american hops (definitely one of those ones that starts with "c"). ultra-smooth taste, great complex taste of malt and hops that finishes clean and hoppy. an awesome beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 12, 2004
Damn nice beer out of the bottle. Full of hop aroma, full head that lasted indefinately. Nice body in the mouth, malt with a huge hopping at the end. Would have another and then another.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2004
Thanks to joeybgood for this treat! Grapefruit juice is one of my favorite flavours - so too is grapefruit hopped beer. This one smells like a Florida fresh grove beside a stand of pine trees. The rich copper colour and slightly off white frothy head are beyond my expectations for an American Pale - beautiful. Grapefruit and hops engage in a fresh sweet and bitter battle in your mouth - but only briefly as it is a very dry mouthfeel. Bitter puckering finish - very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jasonp (1565) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2005 Great brew! Pours a beautiful clear dark amber with an off-white head. Has a vibrant, fresh, floral piney Pacific NW hop aroma. Taste is sweet with notes of caramel, toasted malt, hops, grapefruit, citrus and pine. This is like mainlining Centennial hops; and that’s not a problem with me. Plesantly sweet, plenty hoppy but non-harsh bitterness. Leaves a nice dry, bitter aftertaste. Medium body, smooth texture and subtle carbonation. Great lacing and head retention. Highly recommended!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2004
Very nice aroma. Sweet and like honeydew melon almost. Green and fresh. Mild sweetness with very dry finish. Powdery. Nice! Thanks matta for sharing!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2004
UPDATED: APR 15, 2005 Huge hop presence in the nose, with much to offer in the malt department. Taste is quite sweet with huge hops to make it nice and bitter. I actually prefer this from the bottle slightly more, as it is less sweet. At any rate, an amazing session ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2004 Pours the color of a blood orange with a pale thin head. Wonderful aroma of citrus and hops not overpowering, but nice and strong. Decent mouthfeel but a little dry, very bitter hops taste, quite nice actually, I think one of the better pale ales I have had! Very good!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2004 #200! hops! god this is bitter, and i like it! burgandy color pour, hops aroma. strong taste of citrus. small head that never leaves the beer. this is a magnificant beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Excellent pale ale. The hops is very apparent in the aroma, and follows the flavor through till the end, yet does not leave an aching aftertaste in the mouth. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - MAR 24, 2004
HOPS. Oh my god hoppy. They aren't kidding about the alpha acids in this. Has a terrific aroma, very strongly hoppy all the way through.

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